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Historical Events In April - 12

Friday, 14 May 2021

1913  Gabor Jodal, composer on this day in history.  

1914  Armen Alchian, American economist on this day in history.  

1914  On this day in history josef Nesvera, composer, dies at 71  

1915  On April - 12 emil [Theodore] Petaja, US, sci-fi author (Star Mill, Tramontane)  

1916  On April - 12 brian Connell, writer/broadcaster  

1917  On April - 12 bijou Theater opens at 222 W 45th St NYC (Demolished 1982)  

1917  On April - 12 m Marie Widlow, St Louis Mo, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957)  

1918  On this day in history 18th earl of Derby, English landowner/multi-millionaire  

1919  On this day in history british Parliament passes a 48-hour work week with minimum wages  

1919  On this day in history istvan Anhalt, composer  

1920  On April - 12 h R Hewitt, CEO (Johnson Matthey)  

1921  A W Mabbs, archivist on this day in history.  

1922  Frantisek Ondricek, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1923  On April - 12 the birth of Maria Callas, Italian opera singer  

1926  Dutch Catholic Radio Broadcast (KRO) forms on this day in history.  

1927  Gen Chiang Kai-shek begins counter revolution in Shanghai on this day in history.  

1928  Assassination attempt on king Victor Emmanuel II of Italy on this day in history.  

1930  On April - 12 4th Test Cricket WI v England ends in a draw after nine days  

1931  Joe McCarthy debuts as NY Yankee manager on this day in history.  

1932  On this day in history emmanuel Chabriers & Balanchines ballet premieres in Monte Carlo  

1933  On April - 12 moffatt Field commissioned  

1934  On April - 12 highest velocity wind ever recorded on Mt Washington, NH, 231 mph  

1934  Winds gust to 231 MPH on Mount Washington NH on this day in history.  

1935  On this day in history a Royal Proclamation sets design of Canada's new Jubilee Silver Dollar.  

1935  "Your Hit Parade," debuts on radio on this day in history.  

1937  On April - 12 sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft at Rugby, England.  

1938  US law requiring medical tests for marriage licenses (NY) on April - 12.  

1938  1st US law requiring medical tests for marriage licenses (NY) on this day in history.  

1938  Feodor Chaliapine, Russian author (Man & Mark), dies at 65 on April - 12.  

1939  On April - 12 g Kulin discovers asteroid #1489 Attila  

1940  On this day in history italy annexes Albania  

1941  On April - 12 stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games  

1942  On April - 12 9th Golf Masters Championship: Byron Nelson wins, shooting a 280  

1942  Johannes E Akkeringa, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0812  On April - 12 birth of muhammad at-Taqi, Muslim Shia Imam (d. 835)  

1484  On April - 12 birth of antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (d. 1546)  

1500  Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German humanist was born on this day in history.  

1526  Muretus, French humanist (d. 1585) was born on this day in history.  

1550  On April - 12 birth of edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English politician (d. 1604)  

1577  On April - 12 birth of christian IV of Denmark (d. 1648)  

1579  On this day in history birth of francois de Bassompierre, marshal of France  

1626  Paul Hainlein, composer was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0065  On April - 12 death of seneca the Younger, Roman philosopher, statesman and dramatist  

0238  On this day in history death of gordian II, heir to the Roman Empire (killed in battle)  

0352  Julius I, pope (337-52), dies on April - 12.  

0434  Death of Archbishop Maximianus of Constantinople on April - 12.  

1125  Death of Vladislaus I of Bohemia on April - 12.  

1443  Death of Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

1550  Claude of Lorraine, duke of Guise, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1555  On this day in history johanna de Wanzinnige, Queen of Castilie (1504-20), dies at 75  

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